19th November 2001




BBC news anchor Sophie Raworth is to speak to city students this week about her career as a journalist and the political pressures on BBC journalists.


Ms Raworth, who presents the BBC’s breakfast programme with Jeremy Bowen, will be at the University of Lincoln on Thursday afternoon (22nd November) to speak to students following the Journalism degree.


She will describe her rise to the top via the BBC’s regional news programme ‘Look North’ and the satellite channel BBC News 24.


She will also talk about the political pressures on BBC journalists and the way the BBC gathers and presents the news in wartime.


In May this year Sophie Raworth and her BBC colleague Tanya Beckett appeared as themselves in a radio soap opera broadcast on the university’s radio station Siren FM.


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Members of the public and press will not be able to attend her talk to students, but Ms Raworth will be available for interviews between 3pm and 4pm on Thursday.


To arrange an interview or for more information contact:

Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk


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